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My Craft Goals for 2015

My Goals for 2015:

1. Update my goals for 2016 in January of 2016 :)
2. Maximize my crafting time!
3. Keep plugging away at scrapbooking photos!!
4. Learn how to Heat Press!!
5. Have fun!


Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Dinosaur Match Game

Next week is Dinosaur Week at Tanner's preschool.  I made a Dinosaur Matching Game for his teacher.

I made a little box to hold the game pieces as well.


I used the Tag Feature from the Dinosaur Tracks cartridge. I picked 15 different dinosaurs and sized the tags at 2.0 inches high.  Tanner and I debated on which colors to use.  According to Dino Dan (on PBS) some dinosaurs are purple!!  I wanted them to be all the same color as this is a PreK class and these kids are sharp as a whip!



I cut out 2 sets of the tags in brown paper.

Some of the circles did not look perfectly round to my naked eye, so to be safe I grouped and copied the set of tags onto Layer 2.  Then I used Hide Contour to hide the inside cuts of each tag, leaving the circle.

I then cut the circles in green.  I ran the dinosaur tags through my Xyron and stuck them on the circles.

Here is what they look like.

Then, I went to Tags, Bags, Boxes and More and cut out this box.  I needed the box to be about 1" thick, so that is how I determined the size.  I made it 5 inches tall.  I cut this out of watercolor paper with a multi cut of 3.

I took a T-Rex tag and cut it to fit the front of the box.  I used Nate's ABC's for the font.

I laminated them with my 9" Xryon and cut them out.  I let my daycare kids test run the game.  I split the game into two so 4 could play at once.


This has been such a big hit that I am making another set for my daycare and my friend's preschool class as well.

Thanks for stopping by!

4 comments:

Star said...

That is such an awesome idea!! I can't wait to make something like thins for my 4-year-old daughter. Tfs and have a great day. :)

Kim. said...

This is a brilliant idea, perfect for pre school age.
Kim xXx

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Oh how cute is this!!! They have to love this, what a wonderful idea and look at all the fun they will have. Little boys love this. TFS

Audrey Frelx said...

Lori, how adorable!!! And what a nice idea. Tanner is so lucky to have a crafty mom!